Archive for April 7th, 2006

Chavez reappears and so does a new Conspiracy theory.

April 7, 2006

So Chavez reappered tonight on the MINCI pages..just when I
had almost finished a post showing that for the first time in many months he
WAS NOT in the MINCI pages! Well that’s
the ghost blogger life. Some people get to swim among Polynesian sharks
and others have to rewrite their posts!

Chavez said that his
government will not rest until they find those guilty and mentioned that there
are those that are taking advantage of the situation to destabilize his

Of course we still do not know what he was doing from the
moment the kid’s bodies were found until now. But we know that his government
has been busy trying to find some ways to put the blame of the righteous rage
that people were having due to the insecurity level of Venezuela’s
streets on the private media. As usual, Globovision was a
favorite target.

If Globovision didn’t exist, Chavez would surely invent it!

But the most cryptic and remarkable words of any government
official did not came from Chavez, but from the Minister of information
himself. Here is the link. Minister
William Lara said that he will propose to the Directive of Social
Responsibility to exhaustively examine the behavior of the media these days.

Lara then said that the government is considering the
Conspiracy theory. He said that there are indications that point towards a
plan, with transnational connections, against institutions and the People of

Another hypothesis that Lara said is being thought of [I am
not making this up, it is in the MINCI article, I swear!] is to determine wether it is by pure chance that
two of the largest foreign communities in Venezuela,
the Italian and the Arab community, were the targets [of the Sindoni and
Faddoul cases]. Lara said that they do not do “little politics” and that, therefore,
he cannot make affirmations without proof but he makes assurances that when the government
will have conclusive evidences, they will be communicated to the Nation.

He then talked about the favorite Chavista theme, the events
of April 2002. And he finished saying that his government has a commitment with
the Truth.

So, this curious ghost blogger is wondering about the
Italian-Arab community Conspiracy theory. What did Lara exactly mean? That
because they are the largest, they have more probabibility of being hit? In
that case, the Spaniards and Portuguese should be careful. I have not checked the
migration statistics, but I think that they are larger communities. Is there
anything else that he would mean with his words?

Sad, remember when we all used to be just Venezuelans?
Since the Chavistas came to power, all of a sudden we have rich and poors,
blacks, white and zambos and now we even have Communities..

And this humble ghost blogger asks. Why don’t they just
accept that personal security in Venezuela
is a huge mess and that they cannot control their own police? Why don’t they
realize that their failure in solving the poverty problems, modernize the
justice system and reform the jails has to do with this?

Why don’t they realize that they should be busy solving
those problems instead of persecuting the very dangerous Maria Corina Machado?

Why don’t they have the humility of accepting their

I guess that is too much to ask.

Reporting from Cyberspace

Jorge Arena
Humble Ghost Blogger